I had a prototype"66 in .38 spl[Moon has it now] and I now use a current [about 5 years old] 44-40 from time to time. Only Uberti makes it regardless of importer. Some of the prototypes were made in the US. They are generally excellent. The short rifle and rifle have better sights but the carbine handles easier. They are usually the smoothest rifle out of the box. Current models are slick and dependable.